Menu

Education Today Logo


newsletter

Education Today Cover Browse Issue

New school resources for Type 1 Diabetics

News Image

The Vic Government is helping students with type 1 diabetes by releasing new resources and training.

The new Diabetes Guidelines – Supporting Students with Type 1 Diabetes in Victorian Schools and Diabetes at School online education package will help schools support students with diabetes in their care.

Between 2000 and 2500 Victorian students are estimated to be affected by Type 1 diabetes, which is incurable and requires constant management.

While support needs differ from one person to the next, all students with this form of diabetes need some level of support at school to help manage their condition.

The new guidelines provide practical advice on communication, staff training, implementing treatment plans and making active and reasonable adjustments to make sure students affected by diabetes get the most out of school.

They have been developed in close consultation with Diabetes Victoria and clinicians from the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, schools and parents, to ensure they have up-to-date, practical and evidence-backed advice.

Diabetes Victoria, working together with Royal Children’s and Monash Children’s hospitals, has also developed an online education package for all Victorian school staff.

It will help principals, teachers and other school staff build awareness of type 1 diabetes and confidence to support students in their care, particularly how to recognise and safely respond in the event of an emergency.

The training package is available at diabetesatschool.com.au.

Victorian Government Health Ambassador for Diabetes Bronwyn Halfpenny said: “These new tools will ensure parents can have confidence their kids will be able to fully participate in the classroom and beyond while receiving the care they need.”


17 May 2019 | National
Cyber attacks on education down 26% News Image

Cyber attacks on Australia’s education sector have dropped to 18% (down 26% from 2017) which saw the sector leave the top spot of most targeted.
Read More

16 May 2019 | NSW
1000th PEF Scholar recognised News Image

Since the inception of Public Education Foundation’s (PEF) scholarships program 10 years ago, over 1000 students have been supported with scholarships.
Read More

16 May 2019 | National
Seek says it’s good to be an educator News Image

The latest SEEK Employment Report showed that it’s good to be an educator. Job ad growth in industries related to public service continues to outperform other sectors, this includes Education and Training. Read More

16 May 2019 | National and Qld
QELi and NESLI join forces to boost professional development opportunities News Image

Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI) and the National Excellence in School Leadership Institute (NESLI) have a new partnership to further strengthen educational leadership collaboration. Read More

16 May 2019 | VIC
Melbourne Girls’ School joins the fight against gynaecological cancer News Image

Ruyton Girls’ School made a step to address the problem of gynaecological cancers, which are all too common, inviting Dr Pearly Khaw from The Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG) to host an assembly. Read More